API CodeFlow: An Agile, Design-First Workflow for API Development

Ted Epstein
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Ted Epstein on Oct 02, 2018 04:17 PM

When RepreZen joined the OpenAPI Initiative last year, I waxed poetic in a guest post about OpenAPI as a REST API description language:

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RepreZen and OpenAPI 3.0: Now is the Time

Miles Daffin
Posted by
Miles Daffin on Sep 12, 2018 08:44 AM

A lot of API providers have been waiting to upgrade from OpenAPI 2.0 to 3.0 as their go-to API description language. Most have been looking for two things: (1) signs of broader adoption; and (2) more robust tool support.

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Top 5 New IDE Features in API Studio

Tanya Fesenko
Posted by
Tanya Fesenko on Sep 07, 2018 09:36 AM

RepreZen API Studio is now based on a newer version of Eclipse. What does it mean for API developers? Better look-and-feel and improved usability mean more time to work on the fun stuff, so you can create better APIs faster.

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Upcoming Events: Open Source Summit, APIStrat & Platform Summit

Ted Epstein
Posted by
Ted Epstein on Aug 23, 2018 04:45 PM

I'm excited to be speaking at several upcoming events, each with an impressive lineup of workshops, talks, and outstanding opportunities to learn and network with API thought leaders.

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Pluggable Extensions to the OpenAPI Specification Language

Ted Epstein
Posted by
Ted Epstein on Oct 02, 2017 12:09 PM

OpenAPI is an extensible language. And over the past few days, I've been exploring new ways to make those language extensions more discoverable and easier to use.

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Introducing KaiZen OpenAPI Editor: the open source Eclipse editor for OAS 2.0 & 3.0

Tanya Fesenko
Posted by
Tanya Fesenko on Sep 20, 2017 10:19 AM

KaiZen OpenAPI Editor is an Eclipse-based editor for the OpenAPI Specification (OAS). OpenAPI v2, formerly known as the Swagger specification, is the most widely used and supported API description language, and OpenAPI v3 is a new major version, released in July 2017 with significant new features and improvements.

KaiZen OpenAPI Editor supports both OpenAPI v2 and v3, and it's available now on the Eclipse Marketplace.

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Introducing KaiZen OpenAPI 3.0 Parser: fast, flexible Java parsing & validation

Andy Lowry
Posted by
Andy Lowry on Apr 12, 2017 04:22 PM

Are you excited about OpenAPI 3.0?

Here's why it matters: The Swagger 2.0 specification was released 2½ years ago, emerging as the de facto industry standard for API definition and documentation. SmartBear made it official a year later, in November 2015 with the formation of the OpenAPI Initiative under the Linux Foundation, with Google, IBM, Microsoft and others as founding members.

The next generation of API modeling is now here. With the OpenAPI Spec v3 Draft release, developers can describe a broader range of modern REST APIs in greater detail, including hyperlinks, webhooks, better JSON Schema support, rich examples, and more.

At RepreZen, we're excited and working hard to bring the full range of OpenAPI 3.0's expanded capabilities into the RepreZen API Studio design experience. KaiZen OpenAPI Parser, now available on GitHub, is the first cornerstone of our open source stack for OpenAPI 3, based on the draft spec. It's built for speed, and highly configurable. If you're building OpenAPI 3 tooling or solutions in Java, this is a great place to start.

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RepreZen API Studio 1.5 Connects your API Design Process, Team & Dev Environment

Miles Daffin
Posted by
Miles Daffin on Mar 01, 2017 06:28 PM

APIs are the neural connections of the digital economy, allowing systems to connect, collaborate, and converse with meaningful data. But these connections don't start with fully working APIs; they start with API design.

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I will grant you three wishes...

Miles Daffin
Posted by
Miles Daffin on May 19, 2016 04:59 PM

When I started out in this business back in 1999, my first job was with a small and thriving consultancy in Rotterdam, Holland called 'Holland Object Technology' or 'HOT Objects' for short (may it RIP). One of the first conversations I recall having at this wonderful, creative little company was with my boss - a 6'6" former Dutch army sargeant with an incredible intellect and vast experience. "What's great about this business," he said, "is that you can have an idea for a steam engine in the morning - and watch it running on the lawn in the afternoon!"

He had captured the essence of what I really enjoyed about software engineering: the rapidity with which one could be creative, the almost magical speed (when compared with classical professions like 'real' engineering) with which one could conjure things of mere thought-stuff that actually did something useful (unlike the many dead essays I had written as English undergraduate). 

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Quality API Design and Implementation through RepreZen and SmartBear

Paul Bruce
Posted by
Paul Bruce on Mar 30, 2016 09:42 AM

Guest Post by Paul Bruce from SmartBear Software

Paul Bruce, Product Marketing Manager for the Ready! API family of products at SmartBear, shares his thoughts on the new RAPID-ML Plugin for Ready! API. 


We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the good folks at RepreZen! Both SmartBear and RepreZen share a deep passion for great API design. We’ve combined the power of our platforms to simplify the process of designing and testing high-quality APIs from inception to production deployment.

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Welcome!

At RepreZen, we're building our business on two things:  thought leadership in API design, and great conversations.

This blog is one of many places where we'll have illuminating, mutually enriching conversations with our customers, partners, and the software community at large.  Please chime in with your thoughts and let's get started!

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Installing RepreZen API Studio is easy!  Here's how it works:

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number_circle_2   Check your inbox for download instructions.
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System Requirements

 

RepreZen API Studio runs on the following operating systems:

  • 64-bit Windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
RepreZen API Studio requires 64-bit Java 8 or higher.